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(NPR)   If you thought pigs would fly before you saw a well-written article about how tax increases will impact the wealthy, then get ready for airborne bacon   ( npr.org) divider line
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2012-12-14 10:51:48 AM  
3 votes:
it's just a little airborne! it's still good! it's still good!
2012-12-14 12:47:08 PM  
2 votes:
"There are a lot of people in my income category who are living paycheck to paycheck," says Mark Anderson, a 29-year-old mortgage broker in St. Louis.

Anderson says he and his wife, a pathologist, fall into the 2 percent category but not by much. He indulges himself in "the latest and greatest that Apple has to offer" and lives in a sizable house in a good neighborhood. Beyond that, he says, he and his wife aren't extravagant - they drive Subarus rather than Jaguars.

Now normally, I would be the first to pile on this guy for being a dipshiat liar, saying he lives paycheck to paycheck on $250,000. But I see room for compromise here.

My good sir, that is startling, you can barely afford to scrape by on $250,000? Clearly no one could get by with less, so what say we get together and make $250,000/year the minimum wage. Because as you said, you live paycheck to paycheck in a non-extravagant lifestyle.
2012-12-14 10:27:36 AM  
2 votes:
I was hoping that NPR would have this article link to a plain white page with the words "IT WON'T AFFECT THEM" written in giant letters right in the center.

Alas, I find myself disappointed once again.
2012-12-14 04:23:23 PM  
1 vote:
TLDR - $250,000 just isn't that much money once you've spent it all.
2012-12-14 03:53:55 PM  
1 vote:
What do you mean Subby?
Pigs can fly.

Exibit A:
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2012-12-14 01:53:36 PM  
1 vote:
After her torrid affair with Mitt Mittovich Ovronsky cools off, Anne Romenina throws herself under the hooves of a ballet-dancing horse
2012-12-14 12:58:19 PM  
1 vote:
Rich people crying about taxes and not having their ass kissed the President of the United States makes me feel stabby. Makes me want to make musical instruments out of their body parts, and compose a symphony dedicated to the poor poor rich people.
2012-12-14 12:52:48 PM  
1 vote:
Brian Ryanberger: That's right liberal America go ahead and tax rich people until there are no rich people any more and then you will wonder why everybody is poor.

Nadie_AZ : Yeah, that's how I saw the world when I was 18. Then I opened a history book and saw tax rates double and triple what they are now for the wealthy, and America was said to be the most prosperous nation in the world at the time.

Dude, he's 12.
2012-12-14 12:50:14 PM  
1 vote:
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this came to mind.
2012-12-14 11:37:45 AM  
1 vote:

sweetmelissa31: Also in that article: a man claiming that > $250K per year is not a lot of money because he has 3 kids. Maybe it's your penis's fault and not Oblomov's.

But you don't get it, poors don't understand the burden of having several kids and sending them to college
2012-12-14 11:29:37 AM  
1 vote:

ManateeGag: it's just a little airborne! it's still good! it's still good!

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/Maybe I'm amazed at the way you love me all the time...
2012-12-14 11:19:45 AM  
1 vote:
I'm certainly not extravagant- why, my maid doesn't even live in my house.
2012-12-14 11:11:49 AM  
1 vote:
I love threads where I can pretend to be Daddy Warbucks.
*lights cigar with $100 bill*
Fetch my slippers and give me a backrub Punjab!  The media has asked me to do some opinining later today, and I want to be at my comfiest!
2012-12-14 11:05:41 AM  
1 vote:
Also in that article: a man claiming that > $250K per year is not a lot of money because he has 3 kids. Maybe it's your penis's fault and not Oblomov's.
2012-12-14 10:35:33 AM  
1 vote:
But he adds that he thinks Obama and other Democrats make being rich "sound like a bad thing," which he says is a mistake.

Spot the FOX viewer in this sentence.
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